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Computer Science - M.S.

Computer science incorporates theoretical principles with computing techniques and technologies, which you will study in-depth as part of your graduate coursework.

Why Choose Computer Science?

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Manhattan College’s masters degree in computer science is designed for students with a strong background in computing and a major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other STEM-related field, who wish to enhance their knowledge, develop their skills and prepare for careers in industry, business, government, or for further study at the doctoral level.

Computer scientists with an advanced degree are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field is expected to grow by 11% during the next decade. Our program is offered as a stand-alone program or as a continuation of our undergraduate computer science major as a 5-year B.S./M.S program.

Career Focused Curriculum 

The graduate program in computer science is designed for students interested in pursuing computer science at an advanced theoretical and practical level. The program will extend well beyond knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level. We prepare students to enter computer-related industry directly after graduation, or to continue their educational path to a Ph.D.

What Will You Learn?

Computer science incorporates theoretical principles with computing techniques and technologies, which you will study in-depth as part of your graduate coursework.

The curriculum is designed to allow students to develop their skills needed to achieve leadership positions in industry, business, and government or related fields, where computer science has become an important tool. The coursework in the program represents a realistic balance between fundamental computer science theory and cutting edge modern computing techniques and technologies.

Core Computing Areas

Students will master methods of:

  • Algorithm design and their analysis
  • Computer Networking
  • Databases
  • Operating Systems

Cutting-edge Electives

Cultivating skills in specialized subject matter gives graduates an advantage whether they’re applying to jobs or doctoral programs. Our graduate electives will give you the opportunity to explore cutting edge areas of modern computing, which are most in demand, including:

  • Cryptography and security
  • Cloud computing
  • Neural networks and machine learning
  • Linux kernel programming
  • Image analysis
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Embedded systems
  • Data mining

Person-centered Approach

The computer science faculty will get to know you and help you connect with the research and job opportunities that suit your interests.

Our curriculum includes a capstone experience tailored to your career goals. You will have the choice of completing a software system design project or a research-based master thesis. The experience will help you:

  • Strengthen your knowledge and skills
  • Put ideas and concepts to work in solving real world problems
  • Become a successful professional

Students with a B.S. degree from Manhattan College may complete the program in 2 semesters. Students with an equivalent degree from other institutions (including international students) may complete the program in 3 semesters. This program is also available part time.


Admissions Requirements

Review the requirements and application process for this graduate program.

What Will You Do?

The computer science M.S. program at Manhattan will prepare you for advanced level positions and for admission into doctoral programs.